(Remnant) Editor’s Note: As this article went to press, the Vatican Press Office—clearly in response to worldwide expressions of dismay by concerned Catholics—has floated reports that the interview of Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalafari quoted in this article was not a verbatim transcript and that Scalfari did not use a tape recorder or take notes. The same neo-Catholic commentators who attempted to defend some of the Pope’s shocking statements in the interview are now exulting that perhaps the interview was not accurate after all—showing once again their willingness to bend and twist themselves in any direction to persuade us all that nothing is amiss in the Church.
We are, however, witnessing the Vatican apparatus’s usual two-step. The interview in its entirety, complete with quotation marks, has been posted on the Vatican website and the Pope has not corrected a single word of it. Further, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told the press that “if Francis felt his thought had been ‘gravely misrepresented,’ he would have said so.”
The Remnant will not dance either the Vatican or the neo-Catholic two-step. Unless the Pope himself indicates to the contrary, the Remnant will assume that His Holiness stands every word attributed to him by Scalfari and posted on the Pope’s own official website. We have had enough of this nonsense! Another interesting development: Cardinal Dolan has informed the press that the “mystical moment” recounted in the Scalfari interview, when the Pope-elect supposedly stepped into a room adjacent to the Sistine Chapel to ponder whether to accept the election and was illuminated by an interior light, never happened. In fact, there is no such room next to the Chapel. Yet, the interview as posted on the Vatican website retains this entire account. It is up to the Vatican to explain this glaring discrepancy. We merely report it… END (Click on photo to read rest of The Remnant article)
(Catholic Truth) Editor’s Note: It is puzzling, is it not, to find so many Catholics refusing to acknowledge that, due to the crisis in the Church, lots and lots of things are, as the Editor of the Remnant so tactfully puts it, “amiss”. To say the least. Why is that? Why do so many Catholics “bend and twist” in their efforts to defend the indefensible? Nobody EVER has anything to fear from the truth, as any true educator and any genuinely apostolic soul knows. So, why the refusal to acknowledge that what was foretold at Quito, Fatima and Akita, is now coming true before our very eyes? Is it because they have weak faith and so maybe we’d be better not discussing the issues raised by this very talkative pontiff? Is that the way forward? Over to you!